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Bradley Rayford

St. Louis Community College has always attracted a student with a story. Part of the appeal in attending the college is that it’s open – no matter where you are in life, the college will accept you, help shape and mold you, and give you a fresh start. Bradley Rayford is different.

Kelly Union
Kelly Union frequently jokes that she was tricked into being an honors student at St. Louis Community College.
Ngohile Yakubu

St. Louis Community College student Ngohile Yakubu could have let fear defeat her. But, in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, Yakubu found the strength to do what she feared she could not. As a result, Yakubu will be attending Saint Louis University next fall to study nutrition and dietetics.

Alex Pearl
Alexandra "Alex" Pearl isn’t like most college students her age. At 20, she’s a first-degree karate black belt and a talented woodworker who can make anything from pens and checker sets, to baseball bat cases, tables and more.